How to Improve MacBook Battery Life
MacBooks tend to be very well-optimized and they offer excellent performance and battery life. While it is much better than other mainstream laptops, MacBook owners still want to get the most out of their investment. If you are looking to enhance and improve battery life and health, then there are some very simple tips which you can follow to achieve it. We advise you to start applying these as soon as you buy the MacBook so that you will extend the lifespan of your battery.
Use the macOS Power Saver
Apple's operating system comes with a neat set of power-saving settings, which can do a good job at extending battery life. While these options are not very extended, they do a good enough job. You can access them by heading to System Preferences -> Energy Saver and configuring the sleep settings for the screen, hard disk, and even network connection.
Many applications on your MacBook may request geolocation services, which consume additional battery. You can turn this setting off completely or disable some apps' access to it by heading to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Location Services.
Keep your MacBook in Optimal Temperature
According to MacBook's technical documentation, their optimal operating temperature is between -25ºC and + 45ºC (-13°F to 113°F.) However, we would not advise you to test the limits of the hardware – instead, try to maintain an ambient temperature of around 22ºC (72°F.)
Manage Battery Charging Cycles
Charging your battery optimally can help improve its lifespan. You can follow Apple's official recommendations, or you can follow two basic rules if you do not want to do the research:
- Do not keep your MacBook plugged into the charger if the battery is at full capacity.
- Try not to let the battery drain completely – ideally, charge it when it reaches around 10%.